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Captain Erick DeSpirt


Reel Cranking Charters



Saint Petersburg, FL

Guide Expertise

Master GuideGood with New AnglersGood with FamiliesGood with KidsSaltwater FishingLive Bait

Guide Gear

Live BaitLuresReelsRods

Captain Erick DeSpirt is a Florida native who grew up in Pinellas County fishing the waters of Palm Harbor and Tampa Bay. Since he was young it has been a dream of his to become a captain of his own fishing charter. He now owns and manages Reel Cranking Charters along with his wife, Jackie. When he is not guiding in the waters, he serves as a firefighter/EMT for a local fire department in Pinellas County.

Captain Erick has been guiding the waters of Tampa Bay for nearly 10 years and has fished the area for more than 20 years now. He specializes in nearshore and inshore fishing and some of the targeted fish are Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon and others based on season. He is a dedicated captain who wants to give the best fishing experience possible and will work hard to find fish for his clients. 

Captain DeSpirt will guide you through the local waters aboard his beautiful 2017 24' Skeeter SX240 featuring a 300HP Yamaha that can get you to his desired fishing locations quickly and comfortably. The Skeeter SX240 is equipped with GPS, VHF, Live Well, Built-in Cooler, Trolling Motor and a T-Top to provide shade from the Florida sun when needed.

Reel Cranking Charters welcomes both first-timers and enthusiasts! Bring your family and friends today for an unforgettable fishing adventure with Reel Cranking Charters!

Guide Boat

Skeeter SX240 with T-Top

Capacity: 4 Guests


Guide Territory


Gulf of Mexico


Tampa Bay


Old Tampa Bay


Hillsborough Bay


Safety Harbor

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, you have until 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the 14 days, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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